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Welcome to the Art Department

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Department of Art, accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, offers engaging and inspiring art instruction in undergraduate and graduate courses. Programs in studio art, art history and art education prepare students for fulfilling careers as professional artists, and for careers in museums, businesses, schools, and galleries.

Bachelor of Arts in Art

Bachelor of Arts in Art (BA in Art) offers undergraduate instruction leading to a baccalaureate degree in art (BA in Art) with these tracks:

  • Art History: emphases in all eras of western European art and selected non-Western subjects.
  • Studio Art: offers the breadth of a liberal arts degree while also providing students with foundational art making skills in a variety of studio disciplines.
  • Art Education: prepares students for licensure to teach art at the kindergarten through secondary school levels. The art education track requires a minor in secondary education.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art

The BFA degree is a professional degree. Students are accepted into the BFA program by means of a portfolio, transcript review, short interview, and a letter of purpose. The BFA in Art has three tracks:

  • Fine Art (Studio Art): specialization or emphasis areas in drawing, painting, graphic design, illustration, photography, printmaking and sculpture.
  • Applied Design: emphasis areas in furniture design, metals and ceramics.
  • Art Education: prepares students for licensure to teach art at the kindergarten through secondary school levels in addition to an emphasis area in BFA studio art or applied design.

Master of Arts

The Department of Art also offers graduate instruction leading to a masters degree in art (MA in Art) with areas of concentration in Art History, Studio Art, and Art Education.

Department of Art Degree Checklist

Full checklists for all degree programs are available at this link: Degree Checklists Fall 2013

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